Mar 8, 2013 5:00am PST
. today you really smell the decay. >> jacobson's 47-year-old girlfriend regina butler was arrested yesterday when she returned to the home. his family says they suspected she was stealing his social security checks. >>> fresno county investigators believe a lion escaped his feeding cage before killing a volunteer at an animal park. the coroner says diana hanson died instantly on wednesday when the lion broke her he neck at cat haven in dunlap. it appears the lion managed to lift the gate on the cage while she was cleaning the larger enclosure. she may have been distracted. she was on the phone at the time. her father says the coroner told him the lion was probably just trying to play with his daughter. >> you know, i have always had a premonition that someday i would get a call like this but i just thought it would be much further in the future than at 24. >> a sheriff's deputy shot and killed the lion in an effort to save her. >>> tears poured from thousands of eyes as mourners said good- bye to two fallen police officers yesterday. [ pause ] >
Mar 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
regina butler and charged her with murder. his granddaughter says the family has always suspected butler, who the family believed to be homeless. >> and latched on to a senior that had an apartment and some place for her to hide out in and, you know, he's --you know, diminished capacity. >> reporter: police now say they believe jacobson's body had been in his unit at the hilltop manor senior apartment the entire time. it was discovered only yesterday. missing persons detectives even visited the apartment on february 22nd and did not find anything. >> i have actually seen the photos. they went in and actually did exactly what they were supposed to do, which is photograph a scene just in case it later becomes a crime scene. >> reporter: san jose police spokesman jason dwyer says the body was well concealed. >> not many people if any would have found this body. it was underneath a lot of clutter. >> reporter: the family had suspected that butler was stealing jacobson's social security checks and so-called -- and so called police when she arrived
Mar 9, 2013 7:00am PST
to show you the booking photograph for regina butler. she was arrested on thursday. police believe she killed 69- year-old stan jacobson whose body went unfound in his apartment for a month. butler was trying to scam him for insurance. >> a man has been arrested in a separate deadly stabbing this week. the 20-year-old killed a 27- year-old eric wright whose body was found on wednesday. we were there shortly after the find. the investigators say wright had been stabbed several times and they don't believe the killing was danger related. >> the where abouts of many california sex offenders is unknown. last year a law took effect that sent paroled sex offender who messed with their gps's to county jail but they are over crowded so must served little to no time at all. lawmakers say that makes them more likely to risk cutting off the devices, on wednesday the associated press reported the number of paroled offender who are fugitives is 15% higher than it was before the law went into effect. >> tomorrow cat haven plans to reopen. this is where an intern was killed by a lion on wednesday.
Mar 9, 2013 7:00am PST
. this woman regina butler. is accused of stabbing and killing her boyfriend in his apartment. this was the scene thursday hilltop manor senior home. from dementia-- went missing in early february. police say at some point over the last few weeks, he showed up without anyone noticing. and was killed. this marked san jose's eighth homicide of the year. >> here's a story we can guarantee to tell you about once a year. it's nearly time for clocks to "spring forward". daylight savings starts at 2 a-m sunday, so make sure to sleep tonight. you'll lose an hour of shut- eye, but. look at the bright side: the time change means warmer days of spring and summer, are on the way. of sleep back - you'll have to wait awhile. daylight saving time ends >> coming up on kron 4 news weekend >> let's take a quick look outside this morning. it where seconds as the clear by late morning hours. a: a breezy out there but it will be a beautiful day. still a little bit chilly and the north bay, upper thirties' their parian spheres ahead forties' along the eastern shores. lotus mid-40s in the south bay.